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Incidence of Perioperative Hypothermia in Patients With Elective Surgery Under General Anesthesia in Turkey (GAPOHI)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02736630
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2016 by Hulya Bilgin, Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 13, 2016
Last Update Posted : April 13, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Uludag University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hulya Bilgin, Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation

Brief Summary:

Primary objective of the study is to project the incidence rate of perioperative hypothermia under general anesthesia in patients who go under minimum 1 hour long elective surgery in at least 25 hospitals/medical centers in Turkey .

Secondary objectives are to determine the patient risk factors associated with perioperative hypothermia, to determine the surgery risk factors associated with perioperative hypothermia, to determine the other risk factors associated with perioperative hypothermia, intraoperative infusion volume and effect of warming, intraoperative irrigation volume and effect of warming, intraoperative blood infusion volume and effect of warming, to determine complications related to perioperative hypothermia, to improve patient temperature management awareness and processes.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Perioperative Hypothermia Other: body temperature

Detailed Description:

Mild hypothermia during perioperative period is very common, and the percentage accounts for about half of all patients undergoing operations, which is directly related to the following three major adverse events that significantly increase their risks: 1) cardiac complications, 2) hemorrhage, 3) infection complications , particularly in patients with high risk factors (ASA grade III, IV). Furthermore, the decrease in body temperature may also lead to the following situations: 1) prolongation in retention time in post-anesthetic ICU (PACU), 2) decrease in the thermal comfort for patients, and thus affecting the satisfaction degree of patients and increasing cost.

From the viewpoint of patient safety, body surface temperature is only a vital sign. Therefore, in order to prevent hypothermia during perioperative period, core temperature monitoring must be carried out from the very beginning of the operation. The heat loss during operations should be minimized. Active warming measurements should be taken for high risk patients during the entire procedures of operations.

Although the literature have reported high incidence rate of hypothermia during perioperative period of selective operations, there's no detailed information about perioperative hypothermia prevalence in Turkey. Actually there are only a few studies about patient warming effectiveness. A small scale study done by Kocaeli University in Turkey in 2013 shows the post operative hypothermia incidence as 45.7%. Another study and survey done by Cerrahpasa Medicine Faculty shows even among healthcare professionals there is great variance about the perception and results of hypothermia. Those facts drives investigators to gather more clinical evidence about perioperative hypothermia.

Under the supervision of Turkish Anesthesiology and Reanimation Society and coordination of Prof Dr Hulya Bilgin from Uludag University Medicine Faculty Anesthesiology and Reanimation Clinic it is aimed to gather evidence about hypothermia prevalence patients who go under minimum 1 hour elective surgery under general anesthesia. So with the results of such a study it is aimed to improve the standard protocols regarding patient temperature management, patient warming management and also to avoid the complications and costs related to hypothermia.

In order to further obtain information on the current status of temperature monitoring and perioperative warming practice in most parts of the country, to project incidence rate of perioperative hypothermia in most parts of the country, explore the relationship between perioperative hypothermia and postoperative clinical outcome, and to provide evidence for the improvement of perioperative body temperature management guidelines in accordance with characteristics of the current Turkish healthcare status, investigators will conduct surveys in department of anesthesiology over certain regions of Turkey to carry out a large scale prospective study. In the study, investigators will search the incidence rate of perioperative hypothermia in the surveyed areas, explore the causes of hypothermia, base on which it is expected to enable to project perioperative hypothermia incidence rate, to verify the effectiveness of perioperative hypothermia risk assessment questionnaire for patients under general anesthesia, and to provide guidance and evidence for the clinical practice of perioperative warming care.


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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 3000 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 2 Months
Official Title: National Epidemiology Survey on the Incidence of Perioperative Hypothermia in Patients With Elective Surgery Under General Anesthesia in Turkey
Study Start Date : March 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2016

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Hypothermia


Intervention Details:
  • Other: body temperature
    intermittant tympanic temperature measurement during surgery


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The incidence rate of perioperative hypothermia in Turkey [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The patient risk factors associated with perioperative hypothermia. [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  2. The surgery risk factors associated with perioperative hypothermia. [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  3. Complications related to perioperative hypothermia [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  4. Patient temperature management development strategies [ Time Frame: 2 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients undergoing elective surgery under general anesthesia.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female, ≥18 years old
  • Subject will undergo an elective surgery under general anesthesia
  • The duration of surgery is expected to be over 60 minutes
  • Patients or relatives whom the study is explained and their informed consent is documented
  • Patients who are preplanned to be in ICU after surgery will not be excluded

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Central high fever caused by enter nerves system disease or condition, including that induced by cerebrovascular disease, cerebral trauma, cerebral surgeries, epilepsy and acute hydrocephalus
  • Thermoregulation abnormalities including malignant hyperthermia (MHS) and neuroleptic malignant syndrome, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism diagnosed by substantial evidence
  • Infectious fever
  • Temperature is higher than 37.8 Celcius degree within 3 days before surgery
  • Diseases or that may lead to inaccuracy in measurement, such as ear infection
  • Therapeutic preoperative hypothermia
  • Trauma related bleeding, shock and extensive fluid resuscitating surgeries
  • Acute or chronic spine injury cases

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02736630


Sponsors and Collaborators
Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation
Uludag University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Hulya Bilgin, Prof Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation

Additional Information:

Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Hulya Bilgin, Prof, Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02736630     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TurkishARD
First Posted: April 13, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Keywords provided by Hulya Bilgin, Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation:
general anaesthesia
elective surgery
national epidemiology
turkey
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hypothermia
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms
Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs